Police: 4 men in 20s shot at 7 Mile dice game

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — Four men were shot on Detroit's west side Tuesday night in at least the second dice-game related shooting in the city in the last week, police said. While the earlier shooting involved a sore loser allegedly seeking revenge, circumstances preceding Tuesday's shooting are less clear.

The shooting took place about 8:50 p.m. on the 17000 block of West Seven Mile, said Corporal Dan Donakowski, a Detroit Police Department spokesman. That's east of the Southfield Freeway. 

No details on the circumstances preceding the shooting were immediately available.

All four victims — one of them 23, the others all 24 — were listed in temporary serious condition after the shooting, but no suspect description was offered.

The previous dice-game shooting took place Saturday night, also on the city's west side.

It was about 8 p.m. Saturday, on Taylor south of Joy Road and west of Dexter, when a 25-year-old man and a man believed to be in his early 20s were shooting dice. 

The younger man lost, and left the scene, but returned later in a lime green sedan the police described as "boxy." He pulled out a handgun and started shooting, hitting the victim multiple times before fleeing. 

The victim was listed in stable condition after being privately conveyed to an area hospital. 

Police describe the suspect as a black male 21 to 24 years old, 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a slim build. He wore a T-shirt, shorts, and carried a handgun.